REGIONAL FINANCING

Regional deficit plan approved despite dissent by Madrid and Catalonia

Controversial program calls for different targets for different regions

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Train inquiry judge declines to prosecute conductor who made call before crash

Renfe worker will appear in court on Friday to testify as a witness in the investigation

LA LIGA

Soldado joins La Liga exodus

Spain striker follows international teammates in heeding siren call of England

New auto sales boosted by government subsidy scheme

Purchases of new vehicles climb 14.9 percent in July

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican girl sentenced to one year for having an abortion

Term imposed despite police failing to find evidence she underwent the procedure

LATIN AMERICA

Uruguayan lawmakers pass bill legalizing the production and sale of marijuana

The bill, which will go to the Senate, will put the state in control of the market

PP's HIDDEN FINANCES

Rajoy says he won’t resign or call elections over Bárcenas case

PM admits “mistakes” in trusting the former treasurer of the ruling Popular Party as Socialists reiterate their threat to file a censure motion against prime minister

“Every day we have 4,600 trains running that are completely safe”

Renfe chief Julio Gómez-Pomar answers questions about the fatal accident in Galicia

OPINION

Time for politics

The Catalan independence project is a political problem and it is nonsense to treat it otherwise

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina prosecutor opens inquiry into general’s wealth

Milani is the president's pick to head nation's armed forces

HORSE RACING

Achtung draws unwanted attention

“Miracle” Gran Premio de Madrid-winning horse tainted by doping charge

BANKING SECTOR

BBVA’s profit doubles on gains from asset sales

Income climbs to 1.15 billion euros from 505 million euros last year

ECONOMY

Spain books trade surplus in May as exports surge

Imports remain weak because of low demand from consumers and firms due to recession

“I am not that crazy to not pull the brakes”

Francisco José Garzón tells court he drank only coffee day before fatal accident